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1st Place: Honey Churro Cookies

Submitted by Cameron Livesay of Sykesville, Maryland
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Course cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Mix of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon, divided

Cookie Frosting

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • drizzle honey

Instructions
 

For the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cream butter and both sugars.
  • Add egg, honey, and vanilla until combined.
  • Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Gently mix all ingredients until smooth; do not over mix.
  • With a medium-sized dough scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls.
  • Using half of the cinnamon sugar mix, coat each ball by rolling in the cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten each ball to a 1/2-inch-tall disc and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.

For the frosting

  • Mix butter, sifted powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and cream until desired consistency. You can add a little more cream if needed.
  • Use a piping bag to frost cookies.
  • Sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and drizzle with honey.
  • Store at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Keyword honey churro cookies
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